2017-18 U.S. National Team Tracker Through U.S. Open Day 1

2017 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

With the summer wrapping up soon, the USA National Team will be named after the conclusion of all four selection meets. Two meets have finished– Worlds Trials (US Nationals) and the World Championships. The next meets up are the U.S. Open, which began on Wednesday, and the World University Games.

This means that there are just two chances left for a swimmer to make the National Team. Simplified, the team consists of the top 6 finishers in every Olympic event from combined results of the four selection meets. National Team members gain access to USA Swimming financial stipends, athlete health insurance and a number of other USA Swimming perks. A broader and more detailed explanation of National Team benefits can be seen here.

Below is the selection criteria, verbatim, from USA Swimming:

  • The top six athletes in Olympic Events from the combined results of the 2017 Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships (World Championship and World University Games Trials), 2017 FINA World Championships, 2017 World University Games, and the 2017 USA Swimming U.S. Open.
  • Times from Prelims, Semi-Finals and Finals (A, B and C) only will be used.
  • Relay lead offs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits will not be included.

NATIONAL TEAM TRACKER

Below are the swimmers who have swum times fast enough to be selected to the 2017-18 National Team, if the team were to be chosen today. Remember that relay lead-offs and time trials DO NOT COUNT, which is why times for some events (like 100 free and 100 back) aren’t the fastest times that a swimmer has gone at a selection meet. We’ll be keeping these lists updated as we get through the US Open and then WUGs.

On day 1 of Open, 3 swimmers made their way onto the lists. Cassidy Bayer landed a spot in the current top 6 thanks to her prelims performance in the 200 fly. Open water world champ Ashley Twichell dominated the 800 free to move into the top 6 as well. On the men’s side, Logan Houck made a huge time drop in the 1500 free, picking up silver and making his way up to #3.

WOMEN

Rank 200 FLY 100 FREE 800 FREE
1 Hali Flickinger 2:07.60 Simone Manuel 52.27 Katie Ledecky 8:11.50
2 Dakota Luther 2:08.71 Mallory Comerford 52.77 Leah Smith 8:17.22
3 Sarah Gibson 2:08.75 Lia Neal 53.59 Hannah Moore 8:27.58
4 Cassidy Bayer 2:09.21 Kelsi Worrell 53.87 Ashley Twichell 8:30.63
5 Ella Eastin 2:09.24 Olivia Smoliga 54.31 Cierra Runge 8:32.16
6 Vanessa Krause 2:09.54 Katie Ledecky 54.35 Joy Field 8:33.95
Rank 400 FREE 200 BREAST 200 BACK
1 Katie Ledecky 3:58.34 Bethany Galat 2:21.77 Kathleen Baker 2:06.38
2 Leah Smith 4:01.54 Lilly King 2:21.83 Regan Smith 2:07.19
3 Sierra Schmidt 4:07.92 Miranda Tucker 2:25.82 Asia Seidt 2:08.99
4 Kaersten Meitz 4:08.38 Kayla Brumbaum 2:25.87 Bridgette Alexander 2:09.44
5 Cierra Runge 4:08.43 Vanessa Pearl 2:25.97 Lisa Bratton 2:09.85
6 Hannah Moore 4:09.35 Katie Meili 2:26.09 Hali Flickinger 2:10.21
Rank 400 IM 100 BUTTERFLY
1 Leah Smith 4:33.86 Kelsi Worrell 56.37
2 Elizabeth Beisel 4:36.18 Sarah Gibson 57.96
3 Brooke Forde 4:39.19 Mallory Comerford 57.97
4 Ally McHugh 4:40.25 Hellen Moffitt 58.24
5 Madisyn Cox 4:40.39 Amanda Kendall 58.32
6 Ella Eastin 4:40.56 Katie McLaughlin 58.49
Rank 200 FREE 100 BREAST 100 BACK
1 Katie Ledecky 1:54.69 Lilly King 1:04.13 Kathleen Baker 58.57
2 Leah Smith 1:56.06 Katie Meili 1:05.03 Olivia Smoliga 58.77
3 Melanie Margalis 1:56.58 Bethany Galat 1:06.72 Regan Smith 59.70
4 Mallory Comerford 1:56.95 Molly Hannis 1:07.11 Hannah Stevens 59.74
5 Simone Manuel 1:57.11 Breeja Larson 1:07.43 Ali Deloof 59.77
6 Cierra Runge 1:57.71 Miranda Tucker 1:07.62 Elise Haan 1:00.02
Rank 1500 FREE 200 IM 50 FREE
1 Katie Ledecky 15:31.82 Melanie Margalis 2:08.70 Simone Manuel 23.97
2 Leah Smith 16:01.02 Madisyn Cox 2:09.69 Abbey Weitzeil 24.74
3 Hannah Moore 16:08.68 Ella Eastin 2:10.89 Lia Neal 24.77
4 Ashley Twichell 16:10.63 Alex Walsh 2:12.36 Kelsi Worrell 24.79
5 Ally McHugh 16:16.20 Bethany Galat 2:12.66 Olivia Smoliga 24.84
6 Sierra Schmidt 16:19.59 Katie Drabot 2:12.82 Mallory Comerford 24.88

MEN

Rank 200 FLY 100 FREE 1500 FREE
1 Jack Conger 1:54.47 Caeleb Dressel 47.17 True Sweetser 14:59.73
2 Pace Clark 1:54.58 Nathan Adrian 47.85 Robert Finke 15:01.31
3 Chase Kalisz 1:54.79 Zach Apple 48.14 Logan Houck 15:01.70
4 Gunnar Bentz 1:55.51 Townley Haas 48.20 PJ Ransford 15:01.82
5 Justin Wright 1:56.11 Michael Chadwick 48.48 Andrew Abruzzo 15:07.97
6 Zach Harting 1:56.65 Blake Pieroni 48.49 Michael Brinegar 15:10.66
Rank 400 FREE 200 BREAST 200 BACK
1 Zane Grothe 3:44.43 Kevin Cordes 2:07.41 Ryan Murphy 1:54.21
2 Clark Smith 3:45.91 Nic Fink 2:08.56 Jacob Pebley 1:54.78
3 Townley Haas 3:46.41 Andrew Wilson 2:08.64 Sean Lehane 1:57.07
4 Grant Shoults 3:48.73 Josh Prenot 2:08.72 Robert Owen 1:57.17
5 Kevin Litherland 3:50.24 Will Licon 2:09.29 Austin Katz 1:57.60
6 Jay Litherland 3:50.36 Jonathan Tybur 2:10.94 Bryce Mefford 1:58.63
Rank 400 IM 100 BUTTERFLY
1 Chase Kalisz 4:05.90 Caeleb Dressel 49.86
2 Jay Litherland 4:09.21 Tim Phillips 51.30
3 Gunnar Bentz 4:11.66 Jack Conger 51.33
4 Jonathan Roberts 4:15.50 Tom Shields 51.55
5 Sean Grieshop 4:17.49 Justin Lynch 52.20
6 Sam McHugh 4:18.66 Maxime Rooney 52.28
Rank 200 FREE 100 BREAST 100 BACK
1 Townley Haas 1:45.03 Kevin Cordes 58.64 Matt Grevers 52.48
2 Blake Pieroni 1:46.30 Cody Miller 59.08 Ryan Murphy 52.59
3 Zane Grothe 1:46.39 Nic Fink 59.40 Justin Ress 53.37
4 Clark Smith 1:47.10 Andrew Wilson 59.65 Jacob Pebley 53.72
5 Conor Dwyer 1:47.25 Will Licon 1:00.34 Sean Lehane 54.21
6 Caeleb Dressel 1:47.45 Jacob Montague 1:00.39 Taylor Dale 54.33
Rank 800 FREE 200 IM 50 FREE
1 Clark Smith 7:50.43 Chase Kalisz 1:55.56 Caeleb Dressel 21.15
2 Zane Grothe 7:50.97 Abrahm Devine 1:56.79 Nathan Adrian 21.83
3 True Sweetser 7:55.29 Josh Prenot 1:57.14 Cullen Jones 21.89
4 Andrew Abruzzo 7:57.67 Gunnar Bentz 1:58.31 Zach Apple 22.00
5 Grant Shoults 7:57.84 Jay Litherland 1:58.46 Michael Andrew 22.03
6 Robert Finke 7:59.31 Will Licon 1:58.54 Anthony Ervin 22.09

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Great! Got the results link so I can root through the results myself, just the way I like it.

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